Kate’s feud with Meghan Markle saw the Princess of Wales look overseas to ease her “lonely” royal life, a commentator has claimed.
The Duchess of Sussex stepped down from royal life in January 2020 and has since fired several public attacks at the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe said: “Being in the Royal Family is a lonely place and Kate’s got very few people now, especially after the Queen’s death, who she can go to and confide in.
“The fact that things didn’t work out with Meghan was a real blow, because Prince Harry ’s bride would have been another person stuck in the same situation.
Meghan Markle feud saw Princess Kate look overseas to ease ‘lonely’ royal life
“Think back to when Diana and Fergie were always giggling and would help each other let off steam… Kate hasn’t got that.
“I’m sure that the two ladies will be in close contact; there’s a definite channel of communication between the Queen and the Queen-in-waiting.”
Jennie Bond, a royal author, claims that Kate has turned to Queen Mary of Denmark as a friend during recent years.
She also told OK!: “The two women certainly have a great deal in common, they met their future husbands within a year of one another – Mary in a pub in Sydney and Kate at St Andrew’s University.
Queen Mary photographed with Princess Kate in Denmark in 2022
“Despite the age gap, they have the same worries about, and hopes for, their children.
“They both have the task of bringing up a future King – a complex challenge in a modern world.
“But Kate has done her best to follow in Mary’s example by letting the children have as normal a life as possible.”
In November 2023, King Frederik was reported in the Spanish press as having an affair with a Mexican socialite.
Queen Mary and Princess Kate photographed together in 2011
Genoveva Casanova strenuously denied the allegations and the Danish Royal Family refused to comment.
Bond explained why this was a further example of something that bonded Kate to Queen Mary.
She added: “Denmark’s new Queen has had to endure widespread rumours that her husband has been having an affair.
“Kate has had to endure being publicly criticised by her brother and sister-in-law. Both have kept a dignified silence.”